Top 100 Innings Totals for Pitchers under age 23



Even though many of the pitchers on this list had fairly long careers, only a few of them were able to consistently top
200 innings (the benchmark for effective starting pitching) after the heavy workload early in their careers.
The average is 3.8 seasons of 200+ innings pitched after age 22.

 
Rank Name IP G BR/9 Yrs Career Positions Career 200+ inning seasons after age 22
1 Bob Feller 1449.0 205 12.2 6 P 1936-1956 6
2 Pete Schneider 1253.0 200 12.4 5 P 1914-1919 0
3 Bert Blyleven 1054.0 144 10.2 4 P 1970-1992 13
4 Walter Johnson 1038.1 135 9.0 4 P OF 1907-1927 15
5 Joe Wood 1002.2 152 9.4 5 OF P 2B 1B 1908-1922 0
6 Mike McCormick 989.0 196 11.6 6 P 1956-1971 2
7 Larry Dierker 981.0 144 10.3 6 P 1964-1977 4
8 Earl Hamilton 946.0 148 11.6 4 P 1911-1924 4
9 Chief Bender 940.2 136 10.3 4 P 1B 3B OF 1903-1925 5
10 Dwight Gooden 924.1 124 9.7 4 P 1984- 4
11 Babe Ruth 890.1 121 9.9 4 OF P 1B 1914-1935 0
12 Frank Tanana 840.0 111 10.0 4 P 1973-1993 11
13 Rube Marquard 821.0 131 11.3 5 P 1908-1925 9
14 Catfish Hunter 804.0 133 10.8 4 P 1B 1965-1979 8
15 Don Drysdale 803.0 147 11.2 4 P 1956-1969 10
16 Lee Meadows 799.0 133 11.8 3 P 1915-1929 9
17 Johnny Lush 792.2 112 11.3 5 P OF 1B 1904-1910 2
18 Art Houtteman 787.0 155 12.2 6 P 1945-1957 1
19 Waite Hoyt 774.0 116 12.1 5 P 1918-1938 8
20 Fernando Valenzuela 752.0 107 10.6 4 P 1B OF 1980-1997 5
21 Gary Nolan 737.0 109 10.6 4 P 1967-1977 3
22 Milt Pappas 737.0 124 11.2 5 P 2B 1957-1973 7
23 Ralph Branca 718.0 140 11.9 5 P 1944-1956 1
24 Pol Perritt 712.0 118 11.8 4 P 1912-1921 3
25 Hal Newhouser 691.0 137 13.8 5 P 1939-1955 7
26 Mel Harder 690.2 149 13.6 5 P 1928-1947 7
27 Ray Sadecki 675.0 115 13.0 4 P 1960-1977 2
28 Don Gullett 659.0 155 10.9 4 P 1970-1978 1
29 George Baumgardner 655.1 113 12.2 3 P 1912-1916 0
30 Chuck Stobbs 642.0 140 13.3 6 P 1947-1961 2
31 Wally Bunker 638.0 122 11.0 5 P 1963-1971 1
32 Pete Donohue 634.0 96 11.6 3 P 1921-1932 3
33 Dennis Eckersley 633.0 103 10.5 3 P 1975-1998 5
34 Joe Coleman 632.0 104 11.5 5 P 1965-1979 6
35 Al Mamaux 628.0 97 10.7 4 P 1913-1924 0
36 Denny McLain 605.0 93 10.4 4 P 1963-1972 4
37 Sam McDowell 605.0 113 12.3 5 P 1B 2B 1961-1975 5
38 Paul Dean 595.0 102 11.0 3 P 1934-1943 0
39 Harry Harper 584.2 113 11.7 5 P 1913-1923 2
40 George Mullin 580.2 76 11.9 2 P OF 1902-1915 10
41 Bill Bailey 578.0 101 12.1 5 P OF 1907-1922 1
42 Dick Ellsworth 575.0 106 13.0 4 P 1958-1971 4
43 Carl Scheib 562.0 116 13.8 6 P OF 1943-1954 0
44 Joe Bush 560.0 103 12.4 4 P OF 1912-1928 9
45 Wes Ferrell 557.0 89 12.8 4 P OF 1927-1941 6
46 George Ferguson 551.0 110 11.8 4 P 1906-1911 0
47 Bret Saberhagen 549.0 100 10.1 3 P 1984- 3
48 Willie Mitchell 547.2 97 11.4 4 P OF 1909-1919 3
49 Bob Moose 546.0 112 10.8 4 P 1967-1976 2
50 Doc Crandall 545.0 104 10.6 3 P 2B SS OF 1B 1908-1918 1
51 Earl Moore 544.1 67 12.3 2 P 1901-1914 7
52 Vida Blue 544.0 82 9.3 4 P 1969-1986 8
53 Steve Avery 543.0 91 11.8 3 P 1990- 1
54 George Kaiserling 536.2 78 11.8 2 P 1914-1915 0
55 Dave Morehead 535.0 95 13.0 3 P 1963-1970 0
56 Ken Holtzman 533.0 83 11.2 4 P 1965-1979 7
57 Rick Wise 531.0 113 11.8 4 P 1964-1982 8
58 Storm Davis 526.0 98 11.0 3 P 1982-1994 1
59 Curt Simmons 525.0 101 12.8 4 P 1947-1967 7
60 Dave Rozema 524.0 72 10.9 3 P 1977-1986 0
61 Dave Boswell 521.0 96 10.5 4 P 1964-1971 1
62 Nick Maddox 518.0 73 9.6 3 P 1907-1910 0
63 Willis Hudlin 517.0 93 12.8 3 P 1926-1944 4
64 Pedro Ramos 513.0 125 12.9 3 P 1955-1970 5
65 Jimmy Dygert 510.2 83 10.6 3 P 1905-1910 2
66 Jim Shaw 509.1 101 11.7 4 P 1913-1921 4
67 Bob Friend 506.0 101 13.5 3 P 1951-1966 11
68 Jerry Walker 506.0 114 12.3 5 P 1957-1964 0
69 Van Lingle Mungo 502.0 85 12.3 3 P 1931-1945 3
70 Billy Hoeft 498.0 97 12.8 3 P 1952-1966 3
71 George Kahler 496.0 83 13.2 3 P 1910-1914 0
72 Dave McNally 493.0 95 12.4 4 P 1962-1975 8
73 Dutch Leonard 484.1 78 9.9 2 P 1913-1925 4
74 Jack Fisher 483.0 103 12.0 3 P 1959-1969 4
75 Jim Scott 479.2 77 10.4 2 P 1909-1917 4
76 Dean Chance 473.0 100 11.8 3 P 1961-1971 5
77 Bill James 468.0 70 11.0 2 P 1913-1919 0
78 Bill Stafford 468.0 82 10.8 3 P 1960-1967 0
79 Alex Fernandez 467.0 76 12.7 3 P 1990- 4
80 Mike Witt 462.2 98 12.5 3 P 1981-1993 6
81 Byron Houck 459.1 91 12.7 3 P 1912-1918 0
82 Don Sutton 459.0 74 10.3 2 P 1966-1988 18
83 Terry Forster 457.0 217 12.0 4 P OF 1971-1986 0
84 Mark Lemongello 454.0 71 11.7 3 P 1976-1979 1
85 George Uhle 449.2 94 13.0 3 P C 1919-1936 7
86 Jack Russell 446.0 102 12.2 3 P 1926-1940 3
87 Camilo Pascual 437.0 130 14.4 3 P 1954-1971 6
88 Greg Maddux 435.2 70 12.8 3 P 1986- 11
89 Lindy McDaniel 435.0 99 12.6 4 P 1955-1975 0
90 Virgil Cheeves 435.0 100 13.6 4 P 1920-1927 0
91 Lefty Tyler 432.0 72 13.8 3 P 1B 1910-1921 6
92 Clay Kirby 431.0 71 13.0 2 P 1969-1976 3
93 Steve Barber 430.0 73 12.2 2 P 1960-1974 2
94 Johnny Podres 426.0 89 12.8 3 P 1953-1969 3
95 Erv Palica 426.0 136 12.4 4 P 1945-1956 0
96 Lary Sorensen 423.0 60 10.9 2 P 1977-1988 2
97 Tommy Hughes 423.0 74 12.6 2 P 1941-1948 0
98 Dick Drott 423.0 85 13.5 3 P 1957-1963 0
99 Marcelino Lopez 420.0 76 11.5 3 P 1963-1972 0
100 Moe Drabowsky 417.0 67 12.4 3 P 1956-1972 0

Last Updated on 10/31/00